Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Comfort Food

We’re half way to Friday!! Hooray!!

Kyle left for work early today which meant we had to drive separately. For some reason when we don’t ride together I don’t get out the door as early as I should! Today that resulted in cold cereal breakfast at my desk! I had 1c Crispix, 1 small sliced banana, and 1c skim milk for 5 points. DSC08908

Two of my staff called in sick today so that only left 3 of us in the office! Good thing it was a bit of a slower day! We survived!! :)

However I didn’t get to go home for lunch until about 2:30pm. For one I couldn’t believe it was already that time and I wasn’t starving! I made a childhood favorite of mine, mac n cheese…but much healthier! I had 2oz whole wheat pasta, zucchini, and the cheese sauce was made from light Velveeta & a sprinkle of water for a total of 5 points. Mmmm good!DSC08909

After work I stopped quick at our local farmers market! I had a plan in mind…more on that another day!!! But I did pick up a few squashes I want to try!DSC08910 DSC08911

I made a few other stops for my “project” (are you curious yet?!?!) and then headed home to get started on supper! I made pizza casserole! I modifyied the recipe a little, used less ground beef, a little ham, seasonings, and some green peppers! Good stuff!!DSC08912

I also had a side of roasted green beans for a total of 8 points. DSC08913

Pizza Casserole

  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce (the recipe called for chunky Italian style…we aren’t fans of tomato chunks tho!)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 10oz can refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 1/2 c 2% shredded mozzarella cheese
    • Brown meat. Drain if necessary and return to skillet. Add tomato sauce and cook until heated.
    • While meat cooks coat 9 X 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Unroll pizza crust dough and press into bottom and halfway up side of baking dish. Top with meat mixture.
    • Bake uncovered at 425 degrees for 12 minutes. Top with cheese and bake for 5 additional minutes or until crust is browned and cheese melts. Cool 5 minutes before serving. Makes 6 servings. 6 points/serving

I didn’t realize it until I was doing this post, but man did I enjoy some “comfort” food today…mac n cheese & pizza!! The good part is that both items were point friendly…kudos to me! ;)

WEDNESDAY’S STATS
POINTS = 18/23
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE POINTS = 0 used/35 remaining
ACTIVITY POINTS EARNED = 0 today/0 week
H2O = 138 oz
EXERCISE = none

No pictures yet, but my twitter update is the only clue you guys get right now on my “project”!! I can’t wait to put everything together!!image

7 comments:

Baby Weight and Beyond said...

That pizza looks yummy! I will have to try it!

Ann-Marie said...

Ah comfort food. My husband has a very fattening idea of what comfort-food is.

Jenna Marie said...

Yummy eats friend!!! I'm already hungry for lunch :)
You are so creative I love it!! Can't wait to see your display!!

Casey said...

Cant wait to see the fall decoration

Fashion Meets Food said...

Hey girly! Thanks for following my blog! I am doing Weight Watchers as well so I am loving your blog. Definitely following! I can't wait to see your fall decorations!

xo

Mae Flowers said...

I can't wait to see your fall display! I love finding a way to eat comfort food for low points values- awesome job!

Marcelle said...

Your 4th photo is of a BUTTERNUT...thats my fave veggie, i cant get enough of it, and only can get it around this time in Germany....whereas in South Africa we can get it all year round...

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